My Sony Vaio laptop which is over a year old and half is driving my sons nuts. Each time I log on, the whole house internet connection will be cut off. It is like my laptop sucked the life out of the whole system, both wifi and cable. My eldest son’s PC is connected to the router with cable while the rest wifi.
We checked both with Sony and another regular PC shop and after some trials, it is the Vista’s problem. I have like two laptops, three PCs and a Mac. None give the problem except my Sony Vaio. It is the only unit using Vista. I had connected the Vaio with a cable and it doesn’t cause this problem. Hence, the problem lies with my Vaio when on wifi.
I had done all the upgrade etc etc. Sony’s staff said some Vista users also face this same problem. I thought my regular PC shop will be able to wipe my Sony clean, install Windows XP and solve a 1001 problems I face with this Vista. Many of the softwares I downloaded cannot work with Vista.
But the chap said I cannot do that because of some bla bla bla XP driver no longer available yadda yadda yadda. I am quite reluctant to bring it to Sony authorised dealer because it is usually darn expensive. Talking about expensive, I learnt that I cannot find a cheaper alternative for my battery. I can only buy the original from Sony and it will costs me more than RM850. I might as well buy a new laptop, right? But of course, it is also a silly idea.
So, here I am, getting on everyone’s nerves when I log in because all their internet connection will be temporary dead until they redial again.
Sheesh….I HATE VISTA! And I HATE MICROSOFT’S WEBSITE. It is the most confusing site in the world and I am considered quite the techie mama.